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1997 Ford Explorer remote start

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Forum Name: Car Security and Convenience
Forum Discription: Car Alarms, Keyless Entries, Remote Starters, Immobilizer Bypasses, Sensors, Door Locks, Window Modules, Heated Mirrors, Heated Seats, etc.
URL: https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp?tid=142221
Printed Date: December 06, 2021 at 5:56 AM


Topic: 1997 Ford Explorer remote start

Posted By: prince504
Subject: 1997 Ford Explorer remote start
Date Posted: December 11, 2016 at 3:51 PM

I wish to do a remote start on a 1997 Ford Explorer XLT. Have checked the bypass vendors and no one seems to have an immobilizer bypass solution for this year vehicle. Everyone starts from 1998.

Does the 97 Explorer not have an immobilizer?

Thnx



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Posted By: chev104275
Date Posted: December 11, 2016 at 4:15 PM
It's been a long time since I've done one. I don't believe it has one. Does the truck have a small head key?

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If i Can't Install it    I Don't need it   Joe




Posted By: kreg357
Date Posted: December 11, 2016 at 7:05 PM
I believe Ford added a transponder chipped key system with the 1998 model year Explorer, so your 1997 shouldn't have one. You could try the "foil wrap test". Look for more info in the Pictorial section.

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Posted By: prince504
Date Posted: December 12, 2016 at 2:35 AM
chev104275 wrote:

It's been a long time since I've done one. I don't believe it has one. Does the truck have a small head key?


Here is an image of what the key looks like...

kreg357 wrote:

I believe Ford added a transponder chipped key system with the 1998 model year Explorer, so your 1997 shouldn't have one. You could try the "foil wrap test". Look for more info in the Pictorial section.


I did try the foil wrap test and the vehicle started with the key wrapped. So I believe the truck might not have an immobilizer...

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Posted By: chev104275
Date Posted: December 12, 2016 at 6:45 AM
There's is no transponder in that key

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If i Can't Install it    I Don't need it   Joe




Posted By: prince504
Date Posted: December 12, 2016 at 8:19 AM
chev104275 wrote:

There's is no transponder in that key


Great news. No key wrapping bypass needed.

Thanks.





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